World War I Posters (SC23360) - Canada (General Posters)

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Canadian WWI general poster: Have You ? [sic] Bought/Y Have/You ? [sic]/Bought/Your/Victory/Bonds

(French-language version: CAN GEN 30)

(text only; no images)

Howell Litho, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

91 x 60
CAN GEN 01
Canadian WWI general poster: Our Best Customer Our Best/Customer,/But –/He Needs Credit!/Buy/Victory Bonds

Image is a full-length John Bull, with a swagger stick, standing in front of a fleet of ships

Malcolm Gibson

Victory Bonds – Canadian

90 x 60
CAN GEN 02
Canadian WWI general poster: Oh Please Do! Oh Please/Do!/Daddy/Buy Me a/Victory/Bond

Image of a little girl, with a red ribbon in her hair and dressed in white with white shoes and socks; her hands are clasped in front of her in a pleading stance; before he, alphabet blocks spell out the words "Buy Me a Victory Bond"

Sampson

Victory Bonds

90 x 60
CAN GEN 03
Canadian WWI general poster: Faith In Canada Faith In Canada/Use It All for/Victory/Bonds

Image of an open, foot-locker-size chest on which lies a sword; in front of that chest is a much smaller treasure chest, also open, around which are scattered jewels and coins; beind the chests, in silhouette, are soldiers engaged in a battle

Victory Bonds

90 x 59.5
CAN GEN 04
Canadian WWI general poster: Nothing Doing Nothing/Doing –/ Without/Victory Bonds

Image of machines (not in operation) and factory buildings (without smoke coming from the smokestacks and with no lights in the windows)

Malcolm Gibson

Victory Bonds

91 x 60.5
CAN GEN 05
Canadian WWI general poster: Rien à faire Rien à/faire –/sans/l'emprunt de la victoire

(French-language version of CAN GEN 05)

Malcolm Gibson

Victory Bonds

91 x 60.5
CAN GEN 06
Canadian WWI general poster: Canada's Weak Spot Canada's /Weak Spot/1 in 23/of the/Population of/GREAT BRITAIN/Bought Victory Bonds/1 in 27/of the/Population of/U.S.A/Bought Liberty Bonds/1 in 187/of the/Population of/CANADA/Bought our last Loan/Are You Satisfied?

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

89 x 59.5
CAN GEN 07
  Point faible/du Canada/1 sur 23 …/1 sur 27 …/1 sur 187 …/Etes-vous satisfaits?

(French-language version of CAN GEN 07)

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

89 x 60
CAN GEN 08
Canadian WWI general poster: Doing My Bit Doing My Bit/Four Years/Do Yours/Buy/Victory Bonds

Image is a full-length portrait of a Canadian soldier, dressed in a kilt and wearing a tam, facing the viewer and holding up four fingers

Victory Bonds

90 x 59.5
CAN GEN 09
Canadian WWI general poster: Come On! Let's Finish the Job Come On!/Let's Finish the Job/Buy Victory Bonds

Image of a Canadian soldier looking towards the viewer and laughing as he is putting on his jacket

Victory Bonds

91 x 60.5
CAN GEN 10
Canadian WWI general poster: Allons! Finissons La Besogne "Allons!/Finissons La Besogne/Souscrivons à/l'emprunt de la victoire"

(French-language version of CAN GEN 10)

Image of a Canadian soldier looking towards the viewer and laughing as he is putting on his jacket

Victory Bonds

91 x 60
CAN GEN 11
Canadian WWI general poster: Victory Bonds 5½% Victory/Bonds/5½%/As low as $50/You can sell at any time

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

91 x 60
CAN GEN 12
  Emprunt/de la Victoire/5½%/En Coupures de $50 et plus/Vous pouvez vendre en tout temps

(French-language version of CAN GEN 12)

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

91.5 x 60
CAN GEN 13
Canadian WWI general poster: Pave the Way to Victory Pave the Way/to Victory/Buy/Victory Bonds

Image of Canadian soldiers in a truck driving over a road paved with war bonds; two other trucks and soldiers, in silhouette, in the background on the same road

Victory Bonds

60 x 90
CAN GEN 14
Canadian WWI general poster: Hâtons leur retour Hâtons leur retour/[Let's Hasten Their Return] /En souscrivant à l'Emprunt de la Victoire

(French-language version of CAN GEN 14)

Victory Bonds

59.5 x 91
CAN GEN 15
Canadian WWI general poster: Every Dollar Spent in Canada Every/Dollar/Spent in/Canada/Victory Loan/Prosperity

Image of an arm reaching down from the sky with bills and coins spilling from its hand; on the arm are the words "Victory Loan"; below is a landscape that includes an agricultural piece (farmhouse, fields and a barn), a cityscape (multi-story buildings and a factory), and mountains; the word "Prosperity" is written over the rising sun

"W.P. 6"

Victory Bonds

91.5 x 60
CAN GEN 16
Canadian WWI general poster: Chaque piasterDepensée au pays Chaque/piaster/Depensée/au pays/[Every Farthing Spent in the Country] Emprunt de la Victoire/Prospérité

(French-language version of CAN GEN 16)

Victory Bonds

91 x 60
CAN GEN 17
Canadian WWI general poster: Back Him Up! Buy Victory Bonds Back Him Up!/Buy Victory Bonds

Image is a full-length portrait of the back of a soldier, showing all his gear; he is facing a battlefield

Victory Bonds

90 x 60
CAN GEN 18
Canadian WWI general poster: Bring Him Home with the Victory Loan Bring Him Home/with the/Victory Loan

(French-language version: CAN GEN 35)

Image of a smiling Canadian infantryman sitting facing the viewer, either on a quayside or on board ship; the soldier's knapsack and a captured German Pickelhaube lie at his feet; in the background are the silhouettes of ships

Victory Bonds

88.5 x 57
CAN GEN 19
  Doing/Her Bit/The Girls and Boys/of Canada Can Help/Give the Hen a Chance/to increase the food supply/for Home and Overseas/ … Canada Calls to Every Farmer/to add at least fifteen hens to his flock of fowls/this year. This means two more settings of eggs./This is National Service – Act Now/Dominion Department of/Agriculture, Ottawa/Hon. Martin Burrell, Minister/Please Post in a Conspicuous Place

Image of a little girl, with a big red ribbon in her hair, and a hen with a couple dozen chicks, and a large basket of eggs; the girl is using her apron to carry some chicks

Dominion Department of Agriculture Ottawa

68 x 35

several tears
CAN GEN 20
Canadian WWI general poster: Eat Fish/A Pound a Week Eat/Fish/A Pound a Week/Save the Beef and Bacon for our Men at the/Front by eating your pound of Fish this week

Image of a fish

Canadian Food Control Ottawa

28 x 36

Box 7
CAN GEN 21
  Buy Your Victory Bonds

Victory Bonds

140.5 x 102
CAN GEN 22 ++
  Souscrivez à l'emprunt de la Victoire/
[Subscribe to the Victory Loan]

(In French)

Victory Bonds

141 x 102
CAN GEN 23 ++
Canadian WWI general poster: Be Yours to Hold It High "Be Yours to Hold It High!"/Buy Victory Bonds

Image of a Canadian soldier and a laborer in the foreground, a torch-bearing angel in the middle ground, and a town, with a cross from a church clearly visible, in the background. The soldier is carrying what is commonly known as the Union Jack (also known as the Royal Union flag). The poster has a
The Union Jack was the national flag of Canada until it was replaced jubilant atmosphere, with the happy laborer resting his mallet over his shoulder, and the angel holding the torch of liberty up with a sense of calm resolve.
CAN GEN 24
  "A nous de tenir le flambeau! "/Souscrivouns à ;'Emprunt de la Victoire

(French-language version of CAN GEN 24)

[Frank Lucien] Nicolet

Victory Bonds

60.5 x 89.5
CAN GEN 25
Canadian WWI general poster: If Ye Break Faith – We Shall Not Sleep "If Ye Break Faith –/We Shall Not Sleep"/Buy Victory Bonds

Image of a Canadian soldier standing in a field of poppies, his head bowed as he looks down at a simple wooden grave cross; he holds his helmet in his left hand and has his rifle slung over his right shoulder; in the background are the ruins of a house.

The quotation is from the poem "In Flanders Fields"

Victory Bonds

60 x 88
CAN GEN 26
Canadian WWI general poster: Pour que la terre leur soit légère "Pour que la terre/leur soit légère"/Souscrivons à l'Emprunt de la Victoire

(French-language version of CAN GEN 26)

Victory Bonds

60 x 88.5
CAN GEN 27
Canadian WWI general poster: Now! Victory Bonds Now!/Victory Bonds

Full-length image of a Canadian soldier, facing the viewer, with his arms outstretched

Sampson

Victory Bonds

81.5 x 60
CAN GEN 28
Canadian WWI general poster: Maintenant! L'Emprunt de la Victoire Maintenant!/L'Emprunt de la Victoire

(French-language version of CAN GEN 28)

Sampson

Victory Bonds

81.5 x 60
CAN GEN 29
Canadian WWI general poster: Avez- vous souscrit... Avez-/vous/souscrit/à/L'Emprunt/de la/Victoire?

(text only; no images)

(French-language version of CAN GEN 01)

Victory Bonds

90.5 x 60
CAN GEN 30
Canadian WWI general poster: Canada's Grain Cannot Be Sold Unless... Canada's/Grain/Cannot Be Sold/Unless You Buy/Victory Bonds

Image is a wheat field with a grain silo in the background and a train stopped at the silo for the cars to be filled with grain

Malcolm Gibson

Victory Bonds

91 x 60
CAN GEN 31
Canadian WWI general poster: Le blé Canadien Pour Vendre ... Le blé/Canadien/Pour Vendre Nos/Blés, il Faut/Souscrire à/l'Emprunt/de la/Victoire

(French-language version of CAN GEN 31)

Malcolm Gibson

Victory Bonds

91 x 60
CAN GEN 32
Canadian WWI general poster: Victory Bonds Will Help Stop This Victory/Bonds/Will Help Stop/This –/Kultur vs. Humanity

Image of a Canadian soldier supporting the lifeless body of a nurse as he swims amid the wreckage of HMHS Llandovery Castle; in the background the U-boat that sunk the ship has surfaced, and two German sailors stand on the conning tower; one of them shoots at the survivors, while the Canadian soldier shakes his fist at him

On the night of June 27, 1918, the German submarine U-86 torpeodoed and sank the hospital ship Llandovery Castle, resulting in the loss of 146 officers and other ranks, including 24 Canadian Nursing Sisters.

Victory Bonds

90.5 x 60
CAN GEN 33
Canadian WWI general poster: Souscrire à l'Emprunt de la Victoire Souscrire/à l'Emprunt de/la Victoire/C'est Mettre Fin à la Piraterie

(French-language version of CAN GEN 33)

Victory Bonds

90 x 59.5
CAN GEN 34
Canadian WWI general poster: Hâtez son retour en souscrivant... Hâtez son retour/en souscrivant à/l'Emprunt de la Victoire

(French-language version of CAN GEN 19)

Victory Bonds

89 x 60
CAN GEN 35
Canadian WWI general poster: Our Export Trade Is Vital Our Export Trade Is Vital/Buy Victory Bonds

Image is a crowd of civilian workers gathered on a quayside next to a large cargo ship; a monumental-size allegorical female figure, wearing a wreath of maple leaves, stands in their midst, gestures towards the ship; smoke from the smokestack of a tugboat wafts up past the bow of the ship

Arthur Keelor

Victory Bonds

90.5 x 60
CAN GEN 36
Canadian WWI general poster: Il Faut Exporter ... Il Faut Exporter/Souscrivons/à l'Emprunt de la Victoire

(French-language version of CAN GEN 36)

Arthur Keelor

Victory Bonds

90.5 x 60
CAN GEN 37
Canadian WWI general poster: They Serve France ... They Serve France/ How Can I Serve Canada?/Buy/Victory Bonds

Image of the backs of three kerchief-wearing women, in traces, pulling a plow

Adapted from photo by Brown Brothers

Victory Bonds

88.5 x 60
CAN GEN 38
Canadian WWI general poster: Elles servent la France ... Elles/servent/la France/Tout le monde peut server/Souscrivons à/l'Emprunt/de la/Victoire

(French-language version of CAN GEN 38)

Adapted from photo by Brown Brothers

Victory Bonds

88.5 x 60
CAN GEN 39
Canadian WWI general poster: Votre argent! Votre/argent!/Plus/5½%/d'Intérêt/Le Canada est votre/garantie/Voyez les journaux/pour les détails / [Your Money! Plus 5½% Interest …]

(In French)

Image of a Doninion of Canada Victory Loan bond and a pair of cupped hands; coins are bursting out through a hole in the bond and drifting down to the cupped hands

Victory Bonds

89 x 60
CAN GEN 40
Canadian WWI general poster: For Industrial Expansion ... For/Industrial/Expansion/Buy/Victory Bonds

Image of laborers working on building a bridge

Arthur Keelor

Victory Bonds

91.5 x 60.5
CAN GEN 41
Canadian WWI general poster: Pour développer l'industrie... Pour/développer/l'industrie/Souscrivez à/l'Emprunt/de la/Victoire /
[For Industrial Development …]

(French-language version of CAN GEN 42)

Arthur Keelor

Victory Bonds

91.5 x 60.5
CAN GEN 42
Canadian WWI general poster: Yours Not to Do and Die... Yours/Not to Do and Die –/Yours But to Go and/Buy/Victory/Bonds/1918

Image of a group of Canadian soldiers, with bayonetted rifles, charging into battle from left to right

Victory Bonds

90 x 60
CAN GEN 43
Canadian WWI general poster: Ils vaincront si vous souscrivez... Ils vaincront/si vous souscrivez/à l'Emprunt/de la/Victoire/1918

(French-language version of CAN GEN 43)

Victory Bonds

90 x 59.5
CAN GEN 44
Canadian WWI general poster: Help Our District Win... Help Our District/Win This Flag/Honor Flag/Victory/Loan/1918/ Awarded by/His Excellency the Governor General of Canada/to Districts Exceeding Their Quota

Image of a flag with a white background, red border, blue diagonal strips, and a shield representing the districts of Canada

Victory Loan

90 x 60
CAN GEN 45
Canadian WWI general poster: Aidons notre région à gagne... Aidons notre région/à gagner ce drapeau/Drapeau d'Honneur/Emprunt/de la/Victoire/1918/Présenté par/Son Excellence le Gouverneur Général du Canada/aux Districts Qui Dépasseront leur Quote-Part

(French-language version of CAN GEN 45)

Victory Loan

90 x 60
CAN GEN 46
Canadian WWI general poster: I Hope Every City ... "I Hope Every City/and District/Will Win My Flag"/H.R.H. Prince of Wales/Let us win the/Prince of Wales' Flag/Victory Loan 1919

Image consists of a photographic image of a smiling Edward, Prince of Wales, dressed in a military uniform, intersposed with a white ensign bearing the Union Jack in the upper left and the coat of arms of the Prince of Wales in the lower right

Victory Loan

90.5 x 60
CAN GEN 47
Canadian WWI general poster: J'espère que chaque ville... "J'espère que chaque/ville et district/gagnera mon drapeau"/S.A.R. Le Prince de Galles/Gagnons le/Drapeau du Prince de Galles/Emprunt de la Victoire 1919 / ["I Hope Every City and District Will Win My Flag" …]

(French-language version of CAN GEN 47)

Victory Loan

91 x 60.5
CAN GEN 48
Canadian WWI general poster: Re-establish Him... Re-establish Him/It's Up to Us/Buy/Victory Bonds

Image is a full-length image of a soldier whose back is to the viewer; flanking him are a cluster of factories and a farmhouse and barn set amid fields

Victory Bonds

91 x 60.5
CAN GEN 49
Canadian WWI general poster: Pour le Réintégrer ... Pour le Réintégrer/Dans la Vie Civile/Souscrivons à/l'Emprunt/de la/Victoire"

(French-language version of CAN GEN 49)

Victory Bonds

91 x 60
CAN GEN 50
Canadian WWI general poster: To Maintain the Prosperity... To Maintain the Prosperity/of Canada/Buy/Victory/Bonds/5½ % Interest/Tax/Free

Three images: (1) Men operating a combine harvester and a tractor to harvest corn in a field; (2) A cityscape in which the foreground is dominated by shipbuilding; (3) Interior of a factory where men are manufacturing cannon shells

Victory Bonds

88.5 x 60
CAN GEN 51
Canadian WWI general poster: Pour maintenir la Prospérité... Pour maintenir la Prospérité/du Canada/Souscrivez à/l'Emprunt/de la/Victoire/5½% d'Intérêt/Exempt/d'Impot/[To Maintain the Prosperity of Canada …]

(French-language version of CAN GEN 51)

Victory Bonds

90 x 60
CA GEN 52
Canadian WWI general poster: Keep All Canadians Busy Keep/All Canadians/Busy/Buy 1918/Victory Bonds

Image of a beaver working on taking down a tree; another beaver, with a branch in its mouth, is in the background

Victory Bonds

60 x 44.5
CAN GEN 53
Canadian WWI general poster: Facilitons la vente de nos Produits... Facilitons la vente/de nos Produits en Souscrivant à/l'Emprunt/de la/Victoire

Image is a full-length depiction of a smiling farmer, facing the viewer, holding a large basket of vegetables; more vegetables lie on the ground at his feet; behind him is an enlarged Victory Bond; in the background, agricultural workers harvest a wheat field

Victory Bonds

91.5 x 59.5
CAN GEN 54
Canadian WWI general poster: 4 Reasons for Buying Victory Bonds 4/Reasons/for Buying/Victory/Bonds

Image of the heads of four men probably representing the Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria

Victory Bonds

59.5 x 44.5
CAN GEN 55
Canadian WWI general poster: All Canada Your Security... All Canada/Your Security/The full faith/and Credit of/Every Canadian/is behind Your/purchase of/Victory/Bonds

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

90.5 x 60.5
CAN GEN 56
Canadian WWI general poster: Le Canada entier est votre garantie Le Canada entier/est/votre garantie/La Richesse/le Credit et/l'Avenir du Pays/constituent la/sécurité des/Obligations/de la/Victoire

(French-language version of CAN GEN 56)

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

91 x 60
CAN GEN 57
Canadian WWI general poster: Safety Income Saleability Safety/Income/Saleability/The Three Vital/essentials of an Invest-/ment Security/Nothing obtainable/contains These Three/essentials to the same/degree as/Victory/Bonds

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

90.5 x 60
CAN GEN 58
Canadian WWI general poster: Sécurité Rendement... Sécurité/Rendement/Facilitè de Vente/…/Obligations/de la/Victoire

(French-language version of CAN GEN 58)

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

91.5 x 60
CAN GEN 59
Canadian WWI general poster: Increase Your Income... Increase/Your Income/Why be satisfied/with Less when/you can obtain/5½%/in/Victory/Bonds

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

92 x 60
CAN GEN 60
Canadian WWI general poster: Augmentez votre revenue... Augmentez/votre revenue/Pourquoi accepter … 5½%/des/Obligations/de la/Victoire

(French-language version of CAN GEN 60)

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

91.5 x 60.5
CAN GEN 61
Canadian WWI general poster: Cash – Quick! Cash – Quick!/Nothing in Canada/can be turned/into ready cash/as quickly and/as satisfactorily as/Victory/Bonds/and every holder knows it

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

89 x 60
CAN GEN 62
Canadian WWI general poster: Comme de l'argent Rien au Canada... Comme de/l'argent/Rien au Canada/ne peut être réalisé/aussi rapidement/et avantageusement/que les/Obligations/de la/Victoire

(French-language version of CAN GEN 62)

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

89.5 x 59.5
CAN GEN 63
Canadian WWI general poster: Organize for the 100% Class... Organize/for the/100%/Class/and Win the/Honor Emblem/Awarded to Commercial and/Industrial Establishments which/attain the 100% standard in the/Victory Loan/1919

Image of a shield [the Honor Emblem?], the top part of which is the Union Jack and the bottom part of which is a coat of arms of the Prince of Wales and the words "100% Victory Loan 1919"

Victory Loan

91.5 x 60
CAN GEN 64
Canadian WWI general poster: Organisez-vous pour être... Organisez-vous/pour être/dans la/classe/100%/et gagner/L'Emblème d'Honneur/Décerné aux établissements/commerciaux et industriels qui/atteindront leur quot-part dans/L'Emprunt de la Victoire/1919

Image of a shield [the Honor Emblem?], the top part of which is the Union Jack and the bottom part of which is a coat of arms of the Prince of Wales and the words "100% Emprunt de la Victoire 1919"

(French-language version of CAN GEN 64)

Victory Bonds

92 x 60
CAN GEN 65
Canadian WWI general poster: Investor 1919/Every Canadian... Investor/1919/Every Canadian Should/Consider It an Honour/to Wear This Button/Victory Loan/1919

Image is a button with a white ensign, bordered in red, bearing the Union Jack in the upper left and the coat of arms of the Prince of Wales in the lower right, and the words "Investor 1919"

Victory Bonds

60.5 x 45.5
CAN GEN 66
Canadian WWI general poster: Do It Again Daddy Do It Again/Daddy/Please!/Buy Me a/Victory/Bond

Image of the same little girl in NEW F 01 and CAN GEN 03 but this time she's in a jumping-up-and-down-in-glee pose; at her feet are blocks spelling out "Buy Me A Victory Bond"

Victory Bonds

61 x 45
CAN GEN 67
Canadian WWI general poster: Honor Button Patriotic Owners... Honor Button/Patriotic Owners/of Victory Bonds/Wear This Button/Victory Loan/1918

Image is a drawing of the honor pin which includes the words "Subscriber 1918 Victory Loan" and an image of the Honor Flag: a flag with a white background, red border, blue diagonal strips, and a shield representing the districts of Canada

Victory Loan

60 x 45
CAN GEN 68
Canadian WWI general poster: Insigne d'Honneur Portée... Insigne d'Honneur/Portée par les/Obligataires de/L'Enprunt/de la/Victoire/1918

(French-language version of CAN GEN 68)

Image is a drawing of the honor pin which includes the words "Souscripteur Emprunt de la Victoire 1918" and an image of the Honor Flag: a flag with a white background, red border, blue diagonal strips, and a shield representing the districts of Canada

Victory Bonds

60 x 45
CAN GEN 69
Canadian WWI general poster: Victory Bonds Shorten the War Victory/Bonds/Shorten the War/Help to Catch Huns

"Donated to Victory Loan 1918/by the makers of Magic Baking Powder"

Image of a Canadian policeman dragging a miniature German soldier and his dachshund along a country road

Victory Bonds

35 x 52.5
CAN GEN 70
  100% Emprunt de la Victoire 1919
(In French)

Image is a pennant [the Honor Emblem?], the top part of which is the Union Jack and the bottom part of which is a coat of arms of the Prince of Wales and the words "100% Emprunt de la Victoire 1919"

Victory Bonds

71 x 56

cardboard; one tear
CAN GEN 71
Canadian WWI general poster: Stick It Canada! Stick It/Canada!/Buy more/Victory/Bonds

Image is the head of a soldier and his hand pointing at the viewer

Victory Bonds

18.5 x 14

Box 7

bad tear; corner missing
CAN GEN 72
  For Your King & Country This Certifies That [blank space for name] has subscribed for a Canada Victory Bond … November 1917

Verso: This certificate to be/prominently displayed/at your place of business (Your Desk, Bench or Machine)

Signed by the Canadian Minister of Finance; includes image of that office's coat-of-arms

Victory Bonds

12 x 16

Box 7
CAN GEN 73
  Repondez/à/l'appel !/Souscrivez à/l'Emprunt de la Victoire / [Answer the call ! Subscribe to the Victory Loan]
(In French)

Image of a young lady dressed in a military-style uniform beating on a snare drum

Victory Bonds

20 x 14

Box 7
CAN GEN 74
  Stick It/Canada!/Buy more/Victory/Bonds

(slightly larger version of CAN GEN 72)

Victory Bonds

20.5 x 15

Box 7

very bad tear up the center
CAN GEN 75
  Have/You/Bought?/Victory/Bonds

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

15.5 x 15

Box 7
CAN GEN 76
Canadian WWI general poster: Avez- vous souscrit ... Avez-/vous/souscrit à/l'Emprunt/de la/« Victoire »?/[Have You Subscribed to Victory Bonds ?]
(In French)

(text only; no images)

Victory Bonds

15.5 x 15

Box 7
CAN GEN 77
  I Am A Canadian and This Is My Creed I Believe That Canada was actuated by the noblest spirit and the loftiest motives …/That, failing Canada in her time io need, I desrve neither shelter nor protection, nor prosperity, nor even the respect of loyal citizens/This being my Creed, I solemnly dedicate/my endeavor and my means to the/success of Canada's Victory Loan, 1919,/and thus qualify myself to wear the/Honor Button of the Campaign/Witness my hand and seal this day/Investor, 1919

Image of the Investor 1919 button

Victory Loan

35.5 x 28

Box 7
CAN GEN 78
Canadian WWI general poster: 1919 Emprunt de la Victoire 1919/Emprunt/de la Victoire/Le Coup de Balai
(In French)

Image of a broom sweeping

Victory Bonds

34.5 x 26.5

Box 7
CAN GEN 79
  Souscripteur/Emprunt de la Victoire/1918 / [Subscriber/Victory Loan/1918]
(In French)

French version of CAN GEN 81

Image of a Victory Loan flag of honor; the image is printed on card stock and was to be displayed in one's home

Victory Bonds

18 x 14

Box 7
CAN GEN 80
Canadian WWI general poster: Subscriber Victory Loan Subscriber/Victory Loan/1918

Image of a Victory Loan flag of honor; the image is printed on card stock and was to be displayed in one's home

Victory Loan

17.5 x 13.5

Box 7
CAN GEN 81
  Investor/Victory Loan/1919

Image of a Victory Loan flag of honor; the image is printed on card stock and was to be displayed in one's home; design on the flag is different from that of CAN GEN 81

Victory Loan

17.5 x 13.5

Box 7
CAN GEN 82
  Souscripteur/Emprunt de la Victoire/1919

Image of a Victory Loan flag of honor; the image is printed on card stock and was to be displayed in one's home; design on the flag is different from that of CAN GEN 81

Victory Bonds

17.5 x 13.5

Box 7
CAN GEN 83
Canadian WWI general poster: Help the Work of Reconstruction Help the Work of/Reconstruction/Buy/War-Savings/Stamps

Image of a soldier who has taken off his uniform and is rolling up his sleeves to begin the work of plowing a field; beind him is a rainbow and in the distant background is a city with smoke coming out of several smokestacks; the image is captioned: "After the Storm"

In the lower right-hand corner is the Canadian War-Savings Stamps logo: a beaver sitting on the top of an inverted equilateral triangle containing the letters WSS.

W.S.S.

War Savings Stamps

59.5 x 44
CAN GEN 84
  Help the Work of/Reconstruction/Buy/War-Savings/Stamps

(smaller version of CAN GEN 84)


In the lower right-hand corner is the Canadian War-Savings Stamps logo: a beaver sitting on the top of an inverted equilateral triangle containing the letters WSS.

W.S.S.

War Savings Stamps

30.5 x 25.5

Box 7
CAN GEN 85
Canadian WWI general poster: Help Canada Secure Business... Help/Canada/Secure/Business/in/Foreign/Markets/Buy War Savings/Stamps

Image of a busy quay; cranes are being used to load a cargo ship with crates and sacks of goods, including flour, food (eggs, butter, apples, cheese), steel and machinery

In the lower right-hand corner is the Canadian War-Savings Stamps logo: a beaver sitting on the top of an inverted equilateral triangle containing the letters WSS.

W.S.S.

War Savings Stamps

58.5 x 43
CAN GEN 86
Canadian WWI general poster: $5 for $4/ Make Your Dollars Grow "$5 for $4"/Make Your/Dollars Grow/Buy/War Savings/Stamps

Image is a half-length depiction of an industrial worker reading a pamphlet about War Savings; in the background are factories with smoke pouring from their chimneys

In the lower right-hand corner is the Canadian War-Savings Stamps logo: a beaver sitting on the top of an inverted equilateral triangle containing the letters WSS.

W.S.S.

War Savings Stamps

59 x 45
CAN GEN 87
Canadian WWI general poster: $5 For $4 Canada's War Savings Pledge $5 For $4/Canada's War Savings Pledge/Make/Your Dollars/Grow/Buy/War Savings Stamps

Image of a hand holding three Canadian dollar bills, set against a grey silhouette of the City Hall, Ottawa

In the lower right-hand corner is the Canadian War-Savings Stamps logo: a beaver sitting on the top of an inverted equilateral triangle containing the letters WSS.

W.S.S.

War Savings Stamps

59 x 43
CAN GEN 88
Canadian WWI general poster: Buy Thrift Stamps Buy/Thrift Stamps/Teach/Them/to/Save

Image of a young girl sitting at a table pasting Thrift Stamps in a booklet; a doll and building blocks are also on the table

In the lower right-hand corner is the Canadian War-Savings Stamps logo: a beaver sitting on the top of an inverted equilateral triangle containing the letters WSS.

W.S.S.

War Savings Stamps

59 x 43
CAN GEN 89
Canadian WWI general poster: He Is Wise/ If He Could... He Is Wise/If He Could/He Would/Buy/Thrift/Stamps

Image of an owl sitting on a branch; a maple leaf is silhouetted by a red moon behind the owl

In the lower right-hand corner is the Canadian War-Savings Stamps logo: a beaver sitting on the top of an inverted equilateral triangle containing the letters WSS.

W.S.S.

War Savings Stamps

60 x 44

several tears
CAN GEN 90
Canadian WWI general poster: He Is Piling Up His Thrift Stamps He Is/Piling Up/His/Thrift Stamps/Are You?/Buy/Thrift Stamps

[text on reverse entitled: "The Squirrel/Note – The teacher is asked to place this story near the poster where all the pupils will be able to read it/"; talks about squiarels, nuts and Thrift Stamps]

Image of a squirrel, with a nut in his mouth; he is taking the nut to his collection of nuts in a hole in a tree

In the lower right-hand corner is the Canadian War-Savings Stamps logo: a beaver sitting on the top of an inverted equilateral triangle containing the letters WSS.

W.S.S.

War Savings Stamps

59 x 43
CAN GEN 91
Canadian WWI general poster: When I grow up I'm goin' to... "When I grow up/I'm goin' to belong/to the Circus"/"When I grow up/the Circus is going/to belong to me"/Buy/Thrift Stamps

Image of two boys standing beside a wall bearing a circus poster featuring a clown and performing dog and horse. The boy on the left faces away from the viewer looking at the poster, whereas the boy on the right faces the viewer and holds "thrift cards"

In the lower right-hand corner is the Canadian War-Savings Stamps logo: a beaver sitting on the top of an inverted equilateral triangle containing the letters WSS.

[text on reverse: "The ‘Circus Poster'/The teacher is asked to read the explanatory sketch [below] to the pupils and then to place it near the poster so that the pupils can read it for themselves."]

W.S.S.

War Savings Stamps

59 x 43.5
CAN GEN 92
Canadian WWI general poster: A True Canadian A True/Canadian/Working and Providing/for the Future/Buy/Thrift Stamps

Image of a beaver next to the stumps of two trees that a beaver has cut down; the beaver, standing on a pile of branches, has a branch in its mouth; scattered among the pile are maple leaves

In the lower right-hand corner is the Canadian War-Savings Stamps logo: a beaver sitting on the top of an inverted equilateral triangle containing the letters WSS.


[text on reverse: "The Beaver/The teacher is asked to read this little story [below] to the pupils and then to attach it to the poster which it accompanies.]

W.S.S.

War Savings Stamps

59 x 43.5
CAN GEN 93
  War-Savings/Stamps/Help Win the War/…/For Sale Here
(dated: 1918)

(text only; no imags)

National War-Savings Committee, Ottawa, Canada

34.5 x 26.5

Box 7
CAN GEN 94
  War-Savings/Stamps/Help Win the War/…/$5.00 for $4.00/…/For Sale Here
(dated: 1918)

(text only; no images)

National War-Savings Committee

67.5 x 52
CAN GEN 95
Canadian WWI general poster: Canada War-Savings Stamps Canada/War-Savings Stamps/Buy Sixteen of These [images of Canada Thrift Stamps – Twenty-five Cents]/and Exchange for This [image of a Canada War Savings Stamp … Five Dollars]/Cost $4.00 January 1919/Worth $5.00 January 1st, 1924/Help Pay for the War

Main image is a War Savings Stamp depicting a Canadian soldier on a battlefield using his rifle to wave his cap in the air; in his left hand he holds a Canadian flag; in the background, barbed wire fences and the barrel of an artillery gun can be seen; the stamp also gives details of how the cost of War Savings Stamps will rise during 1919; a smaller image is of nine 25-cent Thrift Stamps depicting the same scene

National War-Savings Committee, Ottawa, Canada

68.5 x 52
CAN GEN 96
Canadian WWI general poster: Apply to Post Offices... Apply to/Post Offices, Banks, Railway Offices/and Stores for/Thrift Stamps/We/Licked/Them/at the/Front/You/Lick/Them/at the/Back

Image is a Canadian soldier wearing a greatcoat and carrying a lot of gear pointing, with his right hand, to an image of two German soldiers surrendering and, with his left hand, to a sign that says "National Saving"

National War-Savings Committee

68.5 x 52
CAN GEN 97
  Apply to/Post Offices, Banks, Railway Offices/and Stores for/Thrift Stamps/We/Licked/Them/at the/Front/You/Lick/Them/at the/Back

Image is a Canadian soldier wearing a greatcoat and carrying a lot of gear pointing, with his right hand, to an image of two German soldiers surrendering and, with his left hand, to a sign that says "National Saving"

(smaller version of CAN GEN 97)

National War-Savings Committee, Ottawa, Canada

27 x 22

Box 7
CAN GEN 98
Canadian WWI general poster: A Close Call A Close Call/"Thank God and the/Workers & Savers at Home/That We Had Guns and/Ammunition Enough"/ "A War Savings Certificate/in Every Canadian Home/Will Help Win the War and/Pay You Over 5% Interest"/National Service

Image of four Canadian soldiers, one of whom has a bandage on his head, firing a machine gun and a rifle at about 40 enemy soldiers, many of whom have fallen or are falling; in the cloud of battle over the heads of the enemy can be seen a couple biplanes

E. Henderson

National Service

51 x 34
CAN GEN 99
Canadian WWI general poster: What have YOU done... "What have/YOU done/to help win/the WAR?"/A War Savings Certificate/in Every Canadian Home/Save/for Canada/for Yourself/Buy War Savings Certificates/at Post Offices or Banks/They Pay Over 5% Interest/National Service

Image of two hands bursting out of a drawing of the map of Canada; the hands are holding a sign that reads: "What have YOU done to help win the WAR?"

National Service

51 x 34
CAN GEN 100
Canadian WWI general poster: Avez-vous $8.60? Avez-vous/$8.60?/ … De Ces Certificats …/En Vente à Toute/Banque ou à Tout Bureau de Bons de Poste

(French-language version of CAN GEN 102)

(text only; no images)

Ministére des Finances

Ministére des Finances

52 x 34
CAN GEN 101
Canadian WWI general poster: Have You $8.60? Have You/$8.60?/ … War Savings Certificates …/On Sale at/Any Bank or Money Order Post Office

(text only; no images)

Department of Finance

Department of Finance, Ottawa, Canada

52 x 34
CAN GEN 102
Canadian WWI general poster: $25.00 for $21.50/ Buy War Savings Certificates $25.00 for $21.50/Buy/War Savings Certificates/ … "Make Your Dollars Fight at the Front"

(text only; no images)

Department of Finance, Ottawa, Canada

69 x 51.5
CAN GEN 103
  A Suggestion/Loose Change Soon Flies/Fasten it down in Thrift/Stamps, and see your/Quarters become Dollars to/work for you./Take Your Change in Thrift Stamps

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

Thrift Stamps

28 x 35.5

Box 7
CAN GEN 104


W-S/S

Image of a beaver perched on one side of an equilateral triangle in which are printed the letters "W-S S"

National War-Savings Committee, Ottawa, Canada

34 x 26.5

Box 7
CAN GEN 105
Canadian WWI general poster: Make Your Dollars Fight... Make Your Dollars/Fight/at the Front/Buy Dominion of Canada/Three-Year/War Savings/Certificates … /Post Conspicuously
(dated: Jan. 9,1917)

(text only; no images)

Department of Finance, Ottawa, Canada

69 x 25

several tears including one that almost splits the poster in half
CAN GEN 106
Canadian WWI general poster: War-Savings and Thrift Stamps... War-Savings and/Thrift Stamps/For Sale Here

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

R.W. Stewart & Co., Windsor, Ontario, Canada

18 x 25.5

Box 7
CAN GEN 107
Canadian WWI general poster: Will You Take Your Change... Will You Take/Your Change in/Thrift Stamps?

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

Thrift Stamps

17 x 24.5

Box 7
CAN GEN 108
  Take Your Coupon/Profits/in/Saving Stamps/Earn Interest Upon Interest

Three images: (1) A hand holding a certificate; (2) A hand holding a war-savings stamp book; (3) A beaver perched on one side of an equilateral triangle in which are printed the letters "W-S S"

W.S.S.

War-Savings Stamps

14 x 35.5

Box 7
CAN GEN 109
Canadian WWI general poster: Have You Bought Your Thrift Stamps Have You Bought Your/Thrift Stamps [?]/We sell them

"No. 5"

(text only; no images)

National War-Savings Committee, Ottawa, Canada

13.5 x 34.5

Box 7
CAN GEN 110
Canadian WWI general poster: Can I Afford to Pay for Freedom Can I Afford/to Pay for Freedom/Belgium Must Afford/to Pay for Slavery/Canadians/Can and/Must Provide/for Families of Those Men Who Are/Saving Us from Belgium's Fate/Subscribe Now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund

(text only; no images)

Canadian Patriotic Fund

69 x 50
CAN GEN 111
Canadian WWI general poster: Some Women Are Sending Their Men... Some Women/Are Sending Their Men/Some Men/Are Giving Their Lives/What Are You Doing/for the Cause of Freedom?/ Fight or Pay/Subscribe Now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund

(text only; no images)

Canadian Patriotic Fund

68.5 x 50
CAN GEN 112
Canadian WWI general poster: Fight or Pay That Others May Fight Fight or Pay/That Others May Fight/He who will do neither at this crisis/is not worthy of the Freedom we/enjoy as British Citizens/British Freedom/or/Prussian Militarism/Which?/Subscribe Now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund

(text only; no images)

Canadian Patriotic Fund

68.5 x 49
CAN GEN 113
Canadian WWI general poster: How Can You Cheer for the Boys... How Can You Cheer/for the Boys/When They/Come Home/If You Have Neither/Fought Nor Paid/Subscribe Now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund

(text only; no images)

Canadian Patriotic Fund

69 x 49
CAN GEN 114
Canadian WWI general poster: Dad's on the Line Busy Fighting "Dad's on the Line/Busy Fighting"/What Are/You Doing/for Those He Left Behind/Subscribe Now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund

(text only; no images)

Canadian Patriotic Fund

67.5 x 49
CAN GEN 115
Canadian WWI general poster: If You Can't Fight... If You Can't Fight/You Can Pay/Your Loyal Talk/Won't Beat Germany/Men and Money Will/Enlist or Pay To-day/Subscribe Now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund

(text only; no images)

Canadian Patriotic Fund

65 x 49.5
CAN GEN 116
Canadian WWI general poster: Will Your Subscription Mean... Will Your Subscription/Mean to Your Family/a Sacrifice/Equal to That of the Soldiers' Families?/Does Our/Common Cause/Not Demand As Much/Subscribe Now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund

(text only; no images)

Canadian Patriotic Fund

69 x 49.5
CAN GEN 117
Canadian WWI general poster: How Much Should I Give? How Much/Should I Give?/It Averages $16 a Month/from the Patriotic Fund/to Keep the Family of a/Married Soldier/For $16 a Month/You Can Keep a Man at the Front/Subscribe Now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund

(text only; no images)

Canadian Patriotic Fund

68.5 x 49.5
CAN GEN 118
Canadian WWI general poster: Are You One of Those ... Are You One of Those/Who at This Crisis in Our History/Are Neither/Fighting Nor Paying/That Others May Fight/and Are Still Enjoying the/Protection of/the Union Jack?/Fight or Pay/Subscribe Now to the Canadian Patriotic Fund

(text only; no images)

Canadian Patriotic Fund

68.5 x 49
CAN GEN 119
Canadian WWI general poster: Back Them Up Back Them Up/My Duty/Give to the/Canadian/Patriotic/Fund

Image of an elderly man, with a mustache, digging into his pocket as he watches soldiers, in silhouette, marching toward the distance; also in the background are the buildings of a factory

Howell Litho Co., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Patriotic Fund

103 x 69
CAN GEN 120
Canadian WWI general poster: G'Bye Mary/The Patriotic Fund Will Care for You "G'Bye Mary/The/Patriotic/Fund/Will Care for You"/How Much/Will You/Give

Image is head and shoulder depictions of a Canadian soldier and his wife; the soldier is holding a baby; his wife is clasping her hands together and looking at her husband.

Howell Litho Co., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Patriotic Fund

50 x 32
CAN GEN 121
  The Bayonet/Holds Back/the Hun!/Only /Money/Holds Back/the Wolf!/Pay to the Patriotic Fund/2½ Millions in 4 Days/(One way is to join the 50,000 Club)

(text only; no images)

Geo. Shepard Printing Co., Toronto, Canada

Patriotic Fund

54 x 35.5

cardboard; broken into three pieces
CAN GEN 122
Canadian WWI general poster: If You Cannot Join Him... If You Cannot/Join Him/You Should/Help Her

Two images: (1) Soldier in a trench, leaning on sandbags as he aims his rifle; (2) a Canadian Patriotic Fund Office (per sign on windows); in the foreground is a woman, in street clothes, sitting on a chair with a little girl on her lap; next to her stands a little boy; in the background a woman at a desk is handing a piece of paper to another woman in street clothes

Howell Litho Co., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Patriotic Fund

102 x 65
CAN GEN 123
Canadian WWI general poster: Give to the Canadian Patriotic Fund Give to the/Canadian/Patriotic Fund/Canadian Patriotic Fund/$2500 in Two Days/Little Current District/May 25th and 26th, 1917 …

Two images: (1) Woman sitting at a table, writing a letter by oil lamp; enlarged copy of the first page of the letter is on the right-hand side of the poster; (2) Soldier, smoking a pipe, in a bunker writing a letter by candlelight; he is wearing a buttoned-up greatcoat and his hat, with its flaps down over his ears; enlarged copy of the first page of the letter is on the left-hand side of the poster

Canadian Patriotic Fund

122 x 69
CAN GEN 124
Canadian WWI general poster: Give to the Canadian Patriotic Fund Give to the/Canadian/Patriotic Fund/How can you Cheer/for the boys/when they come back/if you have done nothing/towards helping their/families while they/have been away?/Canadian Patriotic Fund/$2500 in Two Days/Little Current District/May 25th and 26th, 1917 …

Image of a man, facing the viewer, with his head down and eyes looking down and his hands in his pockets; in the background are rows and rows of soldiers marching by cheering men, women and children on the sidewalk and from the roof of a building; other buildings in silhouette behind the soldiers; a "Welcome Home" banner is strung across the street

Canadian Patriotic Fund

118 x 68
CAN GEN 125
Canadian WWI general poster: Moo-Che-We-In-Es Moo-Che-We-In-Es [man's name]/Pale Face, my skin is dark/but my heart is white/for I also give to/Canadian Patriotic/Fund/Canadian Patriotic Fund/$2500 in Two Days/Little Current District/May 25th and 26th, 1917 …

Image of a Native American who lives on the Onion Lake Indian Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada, holding in one hand a letter he wrote about donating to the Canadian Patriotic Fund and, in the other hand, a dollar bill and two quarters; also in the foreground is a translation of the letter; in the background are several Native Americans, two teepees, an outdoor cooking fire, and a canoe in a body of water

Canadian Patriotic Fund

121 x 68
CAN GEN 126
Canadian WWI general poster: If You Cannot Put the I into Fight... If You Cannot/Put the "I"/into/Fight/You Can Put the/"Pay"/into Patriotism/by Giving to the/Canadian/Patriotic/Fund/Canadian Patriotic Fund/$2500 in Two Days/Little Current District/May 25th and 26th, 1917 …

Two images: (1) Upper-torso image of a soldier, with backpack, who has plunged the bayonet on his rifle through the letter "I" in the word "Fight"; (2) Upper-torso image of a laborer, wearing overalls and a cap, putting a dollar bill into a box labeled "The Canadian Patriotic Fund"; behind the laborer are factories with smoke coming out of their chimneys; the image of the laborer is captioned "His Monthly Gift"

Canadian Patriotic Fund

121 x 68.5
CAN GEN 127
Canadian WWI general poster: What Every Invalided Canadian Soldier... What Every Invalided Canadian/Soldier and Sailor Should Know/1. That his first business is to GET WELL and STAY WELL/…/26. That if he wishes further information, advice, or help, from the Departent of Soldiers' Civil Re-Establishment …
(dated: 1918)

(text only; no images)

Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment, Ottawa, Canada

80 x 53.5
CAN GEN 128
  [Large Canadian Red Cross Poster (very fragile)]

[not in folder]
CAN GEN 129
Canadian WWI general poster: Give! and Heal Give!/and Heal/The British Red Cross/Asks Your Help Now/for Your Stricken Defenders/on all the Battle Fronts

Two images: (1) Group of people in a public place; a Red Cross nurse is collecting monetary donations from a man and a woman; a newspaper boy and a soldier look on; others pass by; (2) Men in uniforms with the Red Cross emblem carry an injured man to a Red Cross ambulance; a biplane flies overhead in the background where can be seen the explosions of battle

W.S. Johnston & Co. Limited, Toronto, Canada

British Red Cross

100 x 67.5
CAN GEN 130
Canadian WWI general poster: Sugar Makers Help! Sugar Makers Help!/The Red Cross Wants Maple Sugar/& Syrup for Our Wounded Soldiers/Help and Give!

Two images: (1) A maple sugar famer carrying a pail of sap; (2) a Red Cross nurse offering a maple-sugar treat to a soldier, with a bandage on his head and an arm in a sling, sitting in a wheelchair

R. Seiden

Montreal Litho Co. Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Red Cross

105 x 70
CAN GEN 131
Canadian WWI general poster: Sucriers; de l'aide! Sucriers; de l'aide!/La Croix Rouge a besoin de sucre/et de sirop d'erable pour nos/soldats blesses/Donnez et Aidez!

(French-language version of CAN GEN 131)

R. Seiden

Montreal Litho Col, Limited, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

La Croix Rouge

104 x 70
CAN GEN 132
Canadian WWI general poster: Help the Red Cross ... Help the/Red Cross/Funds Wanted for/Hospital Supplies and/Canadian Prisoners of War/Hon. Treas. Joint Patriotic Fund Red Cross Campaign/Room 303, Drummond Building, Montreal

Image of a Red Cross nurse tending to an injured soldier; the image is centered on a very large Red Cross logo

A.G. Racey

Montreal Litho Co., Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Red Cross Campaign

105 x 71
CAN GEN 133
Canadian WWI general poster: Aidez la Croix Rouge ... Aidez la Croix Rouge/On a beson d'argent pour/les hôpitaux et pour les prisonniers/de guerre canadiens/Trés. Hon. De la Campagne Conjointe du Fonds Patriotique et de la Croix Rouge/Chambre 303, ?difice Drummond, Montr?al

(French-language version of CAN GEN 133)

A.G. Racey

Montreal Litho Co., Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Croix Rouge

105 x 71
CAN GEN 134
Canadian WWI general poster: Uphold The Flag... Uphold The Flag/Help Those Who Help You/Give One/Day's Pay

Image is set against the background of a stylized sun, the hands of an unseen man hold up a Canadian flag on a flagpole; the two smaller images depict hands putting banknotes into collection boxes of the Canadian Red Cross Fund and the Canadian Patriotic Fund

Howell Lith. Limited, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Canadian Red Cross & Patriotic Fund

106 x 69
CAN GEN 135
Canadian WWI general poster: If You Cannot Give a Life... If You Cannot/Give a Life/You Can/Save a Life/by Helping the Canadian Red Cross

(text only except for the Red Cross logo)

Canadian Red Cross

61 x 45
CAN GEN 136
Canadian WWI general poster: Our Boys Must Face the Ravages of War Our Boys Must Face the/Ravages of War/They Need Not Face the/Ravages of Disease/Help to Keep/the Lads Fit by/Subscribing to Canadian Red Cross

(text only except for the Red Cross logo)

Canadian Red Cross

60 x 45.5
CAN GEN 137
Canadian WWI general poster: Every Life Saved by Efficient Medical Aid... Every Life Saved/by Efficient Medical Aid/Is a Blow Struck at the/Heart of the Enemy/Strike a Blow/To-day/by Helping the Canadian Red Cross

(text only except for the Red Cross logo)

Canadian Red Cross

60.5 x 46
CAN GEN 138

  [Except for border, CAN GEN 138a is a duplicate of CAN GEN 138]

Canadian Red Cross

60.5 x 46
CAN GEN 138a
Canadian WWI general poster: The Empire's Need The Empire's Need/Men/Munitions/Money/Which Are You Supplying! [sic]

Image of a Union Jack

68 x 50
CAN GEN 139
Canadian WWI general poster: The Empire's Need The Empire's Need/Men/Munitions/Money/Which Are You Supplying?

(same text as CAN GEN 139 but in different coloring and fonts; also a little smaller)

Image of a Union Jack

61.5 x 45.5
CAN GEN 140
  Free Service to/Soldiers En Route/Red Triangle Campaign/
May 5 to 9 1919

Image of two young women, wearing white dresses with blue armbands with the Y.M.C.A. triangle, serving coffee and doughnuts [?] to soldiers; behind them are several hundred soldiers flanked by a train and a ship; above the table, on chains, hangs a sign: Free/Service/Canadian/Y.M.C.A.

Sampson

Canadian Y.M.C.A.

69 x 51.5
CAN GEN 141
++
  Big 4 Drive May 5-9 [1919] Bound Together to Repay

Man in khaki-colored knickers and shirt, wearing a red neckerchief and a Boy Scout leader-style hat, poling a raft down a river; each log of the four-log raft is labeled: "War Veterans"; "Y.M.C.A."; "Community Service"; and "Repatriation League"

Canadian Y.M.C.A.

70 x 51.5

several tears
CAN GEN 142
++
  Big 4 Drive/$1,500,000/War Veterans/Y.M.C.A./Community Service/Repatriation League/Driving/Together/for/Repatriation

Image of a charioteer wielding a whip over the heads ofr four white horses; chariot is not in view

Y.M.C.A.

70 x 51.5

several tears
CAN GEN 143
  The Big 4 /$1,500,000/War Veterans/Y.M.C.A./Community Service/Repatriation League/Working/Together/for/Repatriation

Image, in silhouette, of a windmill and church with a steeple in front of a rising/setting sun; on each of the four blades of the windmill are the words/phrases "war veterans"; "Y.M.C.A."; "Community Service" and "Repatriation League"

Y.M.C.A.

69.5 x 51.5

several tears
CAN GEN 144
Canadian WWI general poster: Big 4 $1.500.000. [sic] War Veterans Big 4/$1.500.000. [sic]/War Veterans/Y.M.C.A./Community Service/Repatriation League/Working Together for Repatriation/May 5-9

Head-and-shoulders image of a soldier looking at the viewer and holding up four fingers of his right hand

War Veterans/Y.M.C.A./Community Service/Repatriation League

69 x 51.5

several tears
CAN GEN 145
Canadian WWI general poster: Humanity Knows No Creed Humanity/Knows No/Creed/Canadian Jewish War Relief

Image of a despondent woman sitting in front of a destroyed house; kneeling before her and burying his face in her lap is a barefoot boy dressed in rags

Lou Mayer

Litho-Print Limited, Toronto, Canada

Canadian Jewish War Relief

70 x 52
CAN GEN 146
  Soldiers/Homecoming/Campaign/"Help Her to Help Them"/Over There/Over Here/The Salvation Army/Million Dollar Fund/Jan. 19-25/First to Serve/Last to Appeal

Image of a woman dressed in the Salvation Army uniform and bonnet, offering a glass of water to a man laying in a bed, his head propped up by pillows; a flag of the United Kingdom stretches across the bed and past the woman; behind them is an image of Jesus

Salvation Army Soldiers Homecoming Campaign

69 x 51
CAN GEN 147
  Knights of Columbus/Dominion-wide Appeal/September 15th to 23rd/$500,000.00 Needed/for His Sake/Give! Give! Give!

Image of a knight of the Middle Ages genuflecting and bowing; in his right hand he holds a lance and in his left hand is a shield on which is the insignia of the Knights of Columbus; behind him, in silhouette are soldiers of the World War, several of whom are marching with bayonetted rifles

T.O. or O.T.

J.J. Gibbons, Limited, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg

Knights of Columbus

52 x 33.5
CAN GEN 148
  The Families of Our Brave Belgian/Allies Must Not Starve/You/Can Make This Vision a Reality/…/A Bag of Flour Supports a Belgian Family a Month/…

Image of a distraught mother kneeling next to a bed [?]; image of a large bag labeled "Canada Flour" with a maple leaf between the two words

Herald Press. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Relief Work for the Victims of the War in Belgium

70.5 x 51.5
CAN GEN 149
Canadian WWI general poster: In Belgium Help/A Bag of Flour... In Belgium/Help/A Bag of Flour Supports a Belgian Family a Month/Belgian Relief Work, 59 St. Peter Street, Montreal/Contributiosn May Be Handed to Local Committees

NYSL copy has the section "A Bag … Local Committee" attached to the bottom of the poster

Image is a half-length depiction of a woman wearing a red shawl clutching a distressed child

Louis Raemaekers

Belgian Relief Work

102 x 60.5
CAN GEN 150
Canadian WWI general poster: You Rely On Him/ Can He Rely on You... You Rely On Him/Can He Rely on You/to Protect/His Dependents?/"Sailors Week"/Sept. 1st to 7th

Image of a sailor reaching out toward the viewer; in the background are a couple rowboats; men in one boat are helping a man out of the water

Sailors Week [Relief]

34 x 26

Box 7

very bad tear; bottom half almost completely torn off
CAN GEN 151
  He Protects/Your Liberties/You Can Protect/His Dependents/Sailor's Week/Sept. 1st/to 7th/Remember by Giving

Image of a sailor standing next to two artillery pieces on a ship (on shore?); in the background is a silhouette of a battleship

Sailor's Week [Relief]

52 x 34
CAN GEN 152
  Proclamation/George The Fifth … calling for reports by the men comprised in the extension of Class 1, authorized y the regulations of 20th April, 1918, under the Military Service Act, 1917

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

State Department – Canada

61 x 30.5
CAN GEN 153
  Proclamation/George The Fifth … requiring the people to register under the Registration Regulations approved by Our Governor General of Canada in Counci on the 22nd day of April, 1918 …

(text only; no images)

State Department – Canada

52 x 34

tears; one piece in an envelope
CAN GEN 154
  Public Notice/Canada Registration/Board/All Persons, male or female, British subject or alien, of the age/of 16 years or over, must on or before the/22nd Day of June, 1918/attend at one of the placed named below as early in the day as/convenient, and must truthfully answer the questions printed on the/Registration Card …

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

Canadian Registration Board

51.5 x 34.5

several tears
CAN GEN 155
  Military Service Act/Important Announcement to All/Exempted Men/and to the Public Generally/ …/Exemptions Granted on False Grounds/…/Exempted Men Who Have Changed Address/…/Citizens Urged to Assist/…/Charles J. Doherty, Minister of Justice/…

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

Military Service Act

57.5 x 39.5

tears
CAN GEN 156
  Public Notice!/P.C. 1433/At the Government House at Ottawa/24th May, 1917/… Application blanks for permit to leave Canada … may be secured from any Postmaster in Canada …

(black and white)

48 x 31.5

tears
CAN GEN 157
  Public Notice/Documents to Be Carried/by every male person who is not on active service in any of His Majesty's Naval or Military Forces …/Age …/Marriage …/Nationality …/Active Service …/Clergy …/Exemption …/Other Class …/Failure to Carry Requisite Evidence …/Penalty …/False Certificate …/Issued by the Military Service Brance/of the Department of Justice/Ottawa, May 22, 1918

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

Department of Justice

84.5 x 30.5
CAN GEN 158
Canadian WWI general poster: Fish & Vegetable Meals Fish & Vegetable/Meals/Will Save Wheat, Meat & Fats/for Our Soldiers and Allies

Image of a fish on a plate surrounded by an assortment of vegetables; also logo of the Canada Food Board's S.O.S.

Rous & Mann, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canada Food Board

48 x 55
CAN GEN 159
Canadian WWI general poster: Canada's Butter Opportunity Canada's Butter Opportunity!/Canada must do better than this [selling so little butter to Britain]/"Keep Britain's Butter Plate Full"

Poster shows four plates of butter, representing the amount of butter Canada sold to Great Britain before the war, the shortage of butter in Britain due to the war, and how much butter Canada had sold twelve years earlier and how much less Canada had sold two years earlier; also logo of the Canada Food Board's S.O.S.

Canada Food Board

61 x 45
CAN GEN 160
Canadian WWI general poster: Buy Fresh Fish Buy/Fresh Fish/Save the Meat/for/Our Soldiers/and Allies

Image of a butcher pointing at two fish on a plate as a female customer looks at them; in the background, on a shelf, are chunks of meat; in the background is a sign that reads "A Good Butcher"; also logo of the Canada Food Board's S.O.S.

E. Henderson

Howell Litho, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Canada Food Board

61.5 x 45
CAN GEN 161
Canadian WWI general poster: Are You Breaking the Law? Are You Breaking the Law?/Patriotic Canadians/Will Not Hoard Food

Image of a man and woman with bags of hoarded flour and sugar looking at the silhouette of a policeman walking by their blind-covered window; a Canada Food Board statement, detailing fines for hoarding, hangs on the wall; includes logo of the Canada Food Board's S.O.S.

Howell Lith., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Canada Food Board

61.5 x 46
CAN GEN 162
Canadian WWI general poster: Canada's Egg Opportunity Canada's Egg/Opportunity/ "Very little eggs for such a big bird"/Canada must do better.

Image of an enormous chicken and of two figures, one representing Great Britain and one Canada, plus four eggs, representing egg production in Canada and sales to Britain; includes logo of the Canada Food Board's S.O.S.

Howell Lith., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canada Food Board

61 x 45.5
CAN GEN 163
Canadian WWI general poster: Canada's Pork Opportunity Canada's Pork/Opportunity/"We're glad to/have it, Canada,/but we need/ten times more"

Image of two figures, one representing Great Britain and the other representing Canada; Great Britain is offering money to Canada for a pig; also image of a large pig, indicating how many pounds of pork Britain buys, and a smaller pig indicating how much Canada sells; includes logo of the Canada Food Board's S.O.S.

E. Henderson

Howell Lith., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canada Food Board

61 x 45
CAN GEN 164
Canadian WWI general poster: Canada's Beef Opportunity Canada's Beef/Opportunity/Speed up – We must do better

Image of a large steer, indicating how many pounds of beef Britain buys, and a smaller steer indicating how much Canada sells to Britain; includes logo of the Canada Food Board's S.O.S.

Howell Lith., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canada Food Board

61 x 45
CAN GEN 165
Canadian WWI general poster: Boys to the Farm Boys to the Farm/Bring your chum and do your bit/S.O.S./"Soldiers Of the Soil"/This is the/Official Uniform/Authorized by the Canada Food Board/…/Manufactured exclusively by the/Montreal Shirt & Overall Co./Limited, Montreal

Image of a boy in the "official uniform" of the "Soldiers Of the Soil" standing at attention and blowing on a bugle; behind him is a line of boys, some carrying farm tools, marching toward a field to help gather hay/wheat; includes logo of the Canada Food Board's S.O.S.

E. Henderson

Canada Food Board

61 x 45
CAN GEN 166
Canadian WWI general poster: We Are Saving You – You Save Food "We Are Saving You/– You Save Food"/Well fed Soldiers/Will Win the War

Image of a soldier pointing in the air; explosions in the background; includes logo of the Canada Food Board's S.O.S.

E. Henderson

Howell Lith., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canada Food Board

61.5 x 45
CAN GEN 167
Canadian WWI general poster: Waste Not – Want Not Waste Not – Want Not/Prepare for Winter/Save/Perishable Foods/by/Preserving Now

Image of a young woman and an older woman standing before a table of fruits and vegetables, and some canned foods; the older woman, who is wearing a white apron, is holding up a jar and gesturing toward the table; includes logo of the Canada Food Board's S.O.S.

Howell Lith., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canada Food Board

62 x 46
CAN GEN 168
Canadian WWI general poster: Are You in League with the Kaiser? Are You in League/with the Kaiser?/(Extravagant Ones) [say:]/"Yes! War or no war,/we live as usual."/(The Kaiser)/[says:]/"Thank you, my Friends,/for you are indeed/my Friends."

Image is a three-quarter-length depiction of Kaiser Wilhelm II, bowing before four British civilians grouped around a table; the two men sit smoking cigars, and the two women are adorned with jewelry; includes logo of the National Service

E. Henderson

Howell Lith., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

National Service

52 x 34
CAN GEN 169
  Grow Wheat/The World Is Short of Bread/…/Essentials/1. Good Seed/2. Thorough Soil Preparation/3. Early Sowing …/Markets Branch, Dep't of Agriculture/Parliament Buildings

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W.S. Johnston & Co'y, Limited Printers, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Department of Agriculture

70 x 52
CAN GEN 170
  For Your King and Country/A Public/Meeting/Will Be Held/…/This Meeting Is Held in the Interest of/British and Canadian Liberty/and the Safeguarding/of Your Home/Speakers: [none listed]

(text only; no images)

70 x 52
CAN GEN 171
  Patriotic Meeting/Under the Auspices of/Canada's/Colored Battalion/Will Be Held in/The First Baptist Church/King Street East/Friday, Oct. [no year]) …/A Patriotic Program is Being Arranged/This Battalion is composed almost entirely of Colored Men and Officers. Come and/hear the matter explained by Lt. Col. Sutherland./God Save the King

(black and white)

(text only; no images)

Planet Print, Chatham, Ontario, Canada

Canada's Colored Battalion

45.5 x 31
CAN GEN 172
Canadian WWI general poster: Our Glorious Dead Our Glorious Dead/"If ye break faith with us who die,/we shall not sleep though poppies grow/in Flanders' Fields"/Vote/Union/Government

Image of a flag with a red field and the Union Jack in the canton, defaced with a domino shield, laying across a grave; also atop the grave is a helmet; at the head of the grave is a cross

A.G. Racey

Vote Union Government

66 x 93.5
CAN GEN 173
Last Updated: February 28, 2017